Looking for a Good Zantac Recall Lawyer in Washington, DC
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Zantac (ranitidine) is an H2 blocker “heartburn” medication that decreases the amount of stomach acid the patient who takes it produces. It is chemically known as ranitidine hydrochloride and belongs in a class of drugs called histamine H2-receptor antagonists.
When Zantac first came onto the market in the early 1980s as a prescription medication and then later as an over the counter (OTC) medication, many, many people found it to bring them wonderful relief from their problems related to too much stomach acid such as acid reflux, heartburn and other stomach, throat and gastrointestinal issues. Patients also take it as a supplement for allergy treatment regimens. Since its first appearance on the market until very recently, millions of innocent people took Zantac and doctors prescribed it, without being told about its potential dangerous links to cancer.
An unfortunate and all too common reality now is that many of the millions of people who have taken Zantac and generic versions of it, have suffered from cancer that may be linked to it.
If you have taken Zantac and now have cancer, a Zantac recall lawyer in Washington, DC may be able to help you to hold the entities responsible for your illness, liable for their wrongdoings. If you are grieving over the unexpected loss of a family member because of this, the compassionate team at Cohen & Cohen may be able to help you to seek compensation for your loss.
Zantac Linked to Cancer
It is a horrible reality that Zantac (generic name, ranitidine), has now been linked to cancer. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) administered a recall on April 1, 2020 and requested that manufacturers of Zantac and generic Zantac OTC ranitidine drugs withdraw these products from the market. These products contain N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The FDA determined that when this is in some ranitidine medications it “increases over time and when stored at higher than room temperatures <,> and may result in consumer exposure to unacceptable levels…”
Even though studies since the 1980s have shown a demonstrable link between NDMA in Zantac and cancer, evidence has been piling up that alleges that its manufacturer, Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim, intentionally concealed this evidence from the public. All the while, Zantac was in the process of becoming the first drug ever to generate $1 billion in sales. While the drug company got rich, innocent peoples’ lives were put in potential danger.
NDMA has now been classified by the FDA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a cancer-causing substance.
The sooner you contact a compassionate and reliable lawyer who is experienced with successfully defending the rights of dangerous medication victims, the sooner they may be able to start protecting yours.
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